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Dubai is seeking international arbitration after the Djibouti government ended a long-term concession for a UAE-company operating the container terminal.

Arab countries have been criticised by Syrians for remaining quiet on the Syrian regime's horrific bombing of Eastern Ghouta that has left more than 300 dead.

Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen missiles

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Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen missiles

Russia is expected to veto a resolution that will impose sanctions on regional ally Iran for supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen

#SaveGhouta: World leaders react to Eastern Ghouta bombardment

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#SaveGhouta: World leaders react to Eastern Ghouta bombardment

World leaders and government officials have sharply criticised the Assad regime for its indiscriminate bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

<em>France</em>: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine ...

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Abbas to counter Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking Palestine's opposition to Trump's Jerusalem decision to the UN.

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UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

The UN security council may be considering a draft resolution that will condemn Tehran for supplying Yemen's Houthi weapons with missiles that ...

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Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

A dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar has simmered down amid signs there is a desire to end the rift, France's special envoy for the Gulf ...

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Draft UN resolution targets Iran's role in Yemen

The UK, US and France have put forward a draft resolution to condemn Iran for failing to prevent Houthi rebels in Yemen from obtaining ...

Thousands of Kurds protest PKK leader Ocalan's detention

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Thousands of Kurds protest PKK leader Ocalan's detention

Ankara's campaign against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin was a flashpoint at the annual march in France calling ...

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Rape-accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan hospitalised

Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France ahead of a trial on two rape charges, has reportedly been hospitalised.

Moroccan held in Paris over 2015 train attack

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Moroccan held in Paris over 2015 train attack

A Spanish investigation of the 2015 attack has led to the arrest of another suspect in what was originally thought to be a lone wolf attack.

Syria denies stockpiling chemical weapons, brands use 'unacceptable'

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Syria denies stockpiling chemical weapons, brands use 'unacceptable'

Syria's deputy foreign minister has denied the state possesses chemical weapons and branded their use "immoral" after France threatened ...

<em>France</em> will 'strike' if proven Syria used chemical arms

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France will 'strike' if proven Syria used chemical arms

France will launch attacks if proof emerges that the Syrian regime has used banned chemical weapons against civilians.

So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

Elias Jahshan

So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

Comment: To capitalise on the keffiyeh without the knowledge, sensitivity or respect it is due, is inappropriate and offensive, writes Elias ...

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Assad almost stepped down from power, says Iran official

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly planned to step down from power and abandon his Damascus palace but was dissuaded from quitting by an Iranian general.

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French PM oversees major Airbus deal signed in Dubai

The deal was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Emirates chairman and CEO of Emirates, and Mikhail Houari, president of Airbus ...

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations ...

Nicholas Morley

Trump's military parade shows he's an insecure autocrat

Comment: Any counter-protest to Trump's military parade must directly and peacefully interfere with the event, writes Nick Morley.

Global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Syria gas attacks

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Global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Syria gas attacks

A spate of gas attacks in Syria will be investigated by the international chemical weapons body, as pressure mounts for action.

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as deadly as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Syria: Chlorine is just as horrific as sarin

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as horrific as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Mattis is splitting hairs over Assad's chemical mass murder

James Snell

Mattis is splitting hairs over Assad's chemical mass murder

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Turkey, Iran 'violating international law' in Syria: <em>France</em>

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Turkey, Iran 'violating international law' in Syria: France

France's foreign minister has said Iran and Turkey have "violated" international law in Syria and demanded that all Iranian-backed militia, ...

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